University of Maryland HTS Counsellor Jobs in Kenya

University of Maryland HTS Counsellor Jobs in Kenya


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  • Driven by the pursuit of excellence, the University of Maryland has enjoyed a remarkable rise in accomplishment and reputation over the past two decades.

  • By any measure, Maryland is now one of the nation's preeminent public research universities and on a path to become one of the world's best.

  • To fulfill this promise, we must capitalize on our momentum, fully exploit our competitive advantages, and pursue ambitious goals with great discipline and entrepreneurial spirit.

  • This promise is within reach.

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  • We value and respect diverse viewpoints and welcome productive dialogue within our Terp community.

  • Reporting to the facility in-charge, the HTS provider provides HIV Counselling and testing services to all individuals at facility and community level and support successful linkage of HIV-infected individuals in HIV care services .

    Roles and Responsibilities

    • Provide HIV counseling and testing services as per Kenya HTS national guidelines

    • Provide assisted partner notification services for all index clients

    • Provide health education to clients as a strategy to increase demand for HIV testing services

    • Optimize testing for all eligible clients at facility level and ensure testing efficiency

    • Provide counseling services addressing HIV prevention including risk reduction interventions and behavior change, use of ART for HIV prevention etc.

    • Conduct risk screening for HTS clients and provide prevention services for the HIV negative clients including PrEP and distribute condoms and lubricant at facility and community

    • Ensure confirmed linkage (target of 95%) of
    HIV positive clients.

    • Conduct defaulter tracing of pre-enrollment clients not linked to care in supported facilities

    • Assess and document all referrals, make follow-up and report on referral outcomes

    • Compile and submit monthly HTS reports

    • Initiate and conduct posttest clubs and support groups

    • Participate in the site HTS QA/QC processes i.e. Proficiency testing, direct observed practice sessions, support supervision.

    • Conduct CQI activities to improve gaps identified based on data.

    Qualifications

    • Certificate in HTC Counselling (NASCOP Certified)

    • Training in Assisted Partner Notification Services (aPNS)

    • Diploma in Counselling Psychology

    • Two years’ experience in HIV counseling and testing

    How to Apply

  • Interested candidates who meet the above-mentioned qualifications, are requested to send their cover letter and resume to MGIC_Recruitment@mgic.umaryland.edu indicating the position being applied for on the subject line of the email by 26th March 2020.

  • Applicants are advised to include the position title “PACT ENDELEZA POSITIONS” as the subject.

  • Applicants should also indicate their current and expected remuneration for the position.

  • The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity employer.

  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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